Snow Elf Hotel
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... br> By mid afternoon the temperature was up to -5c, it had got warmer by 20 celcius in two days and the snow wasn't letting up either.
We were taking it easy indoors, just reading and watching television, but David was watching the snow build up again, another 8cm or so had fallen so he was back out again. No rest for the wicked!
In the early evening we were starting to get hungry and couldn't be bothered to cook so ...
... underfloor heating was broken so we'd had to switch it off last night and despite it being 15c warmer outside, we could feel the chill in the cabin. David lit a fire in hearth to heat the cabin up.
The remainder of the morning and the daylight hours of the afternoon were spent watching television and reading before we donned on warm clothes for a walk. We went down to the village and had a look round the shops, David is keen to buy a jacket, ...
Maria's dad, Janne, drove us to the ski resort which meant we could both have our boots on ready. The cold was countered with six layers of clothing on upper body and a triple layer for the legs - it felt a bit like being the Michelin Man, but we were warm.
Although it was so cold, without wind it was surprisingly comfortable and we could get away without wearing goggles. Even though the slopes are floodlit, with the fading ...
We didn't get up until 11am this morning, not because we went to bed late or were partying. You just seem to sleep longer when there isn't much daylight. It is still night dark until about 10am and the light will be completely gone again by 3:30pm. Bearing in mind that during that time there is still dawn and dusk, it leaves very little time for actual daylight hours.
The temperatures were checked before we decided what to do today. It was -25c at cabin and down in ...
... round to Ylläsjärvi to meet Guven's who were staying in a hotel there.
We met them in the Taiga Bar but our timing was a bit lousy, they were just about to eat. David, Maria and Katja decided to have one hour on slopes while they ate and we would join them for drinks later.
In the hour we managed just under 15km over 5 runs, starting in the daylight and finishing in the dark. It was freezing cold, well below freezing ...